And the winner of my first ever movie line trivia contest is: Stephanie. Yay! The line was "Did they teach you that at the Bureau? How to rile up the deviant?" and the answer was the movie "Taking Lives" with Ethan Hawke and Angeline Jolie. Hottie Ethan Hawke said it on the train as he was leaving. I gave the movie such high marks (10/10) because I guess every ending of every movie I ever see, and this one eluded me, many times. It has all the elements I like in a movie: mystery, some spookiness, clever lines, cute guy. Some parts can be pretty gruesome, though, so disturbing for some. I, myself, can handle it. *wink*
So snaps go to first best guesser Stephanie, who beat Tim by 17 minutes. Your chocolate is on its way. You have learned the ways well, Grasshoppa.
And a big thank you to all who participated.
New movie line contest, starting now: I love this line, but a lot of people do. It's gotten a lot of overuse sometimes. Many people even use it but don't know where it's from. I'm not sure if it's going to be too easy or too hard. So here it is: The first person to correctly guess what movie this line is from gets yet more chocolate. The line is:
"That's some bad hat, Harry."
You may recognize the line if you watch House (great show). It appears in the end credits after every episode. But do you know where it came from?
Good luck to all.
On the knitting front, I started a baby blanket for Tulip's adopted baby girl, who is due to be delivered this morning. Here is a preview:
I'm knitting it out of Lion Brand Velvet Spun. This yarn is a very fluffy chenille. The jury is still out on what I think of it yet. I chose it because Tulip likes fluffy blankets, and I knew it would knit up quick. But if you aren't very careful, you will get little fuzzies EVERYWHERE from the ends of the yarn. So you must take care to weave them in carefully, especially for a baby blanket. I'm knitting it in a K1,P1 rib pattern, because I thought the little braids running up and down would give it a nice texture. I'll let you know if I like how the end product turns out.
Girlie went back to school yesterday. That doesn't make me the happiest person on earth. She is such a loving presence that I miss her all day long. Sure, she has her spaz moments, but I love having her around. I don't think I like the idea that I constantly have to get used to not being around the people I love all day every day. I love the Count, but work keeps him so busy that we mostly see each other when trading kids. My babies are my heart, but once they start school, is this the start of training me to get used to not being with them? I refuse to believe that. Yet Girlie is gone all day, and here I am without her. Trust me, I've got plenty to do every day, I don't sit here and look out the window until she gets home, but I wish she was with me doing what I do. And that goes for my mom too, who lives in Seattle, and for my sister Trophy Wife and her beloved Purple family over in Chicago and Minneapolis. WHY CAN'T WE ALL BE TOGETHER ALL THE TIME? *sigh*
Ok, I'm done feeling sorry for myself.
Did I mention that little Sprout has sprouted a sharp little tooth on his bottom gums? It's the cutest thing if you can catch a glimpse of it. He's very secretive about it and won't let you look at it on purpose. I would take a picture of it to show you, but he won't let me. So you'll just have to imagine a sweet little sharp white toofie where just gums used to be. He's my first child out of three to get his first tooth on the bottom.
ZimDee also started preschool yesterday, but that's only for an hour or two, three days a week. I love it when he acts so excited to see me when I pick him up, like I didn't just drop him off 60 minutes ago.
This Christmas break felt like the shortest I've ever experienced. Probably because I was sick for part of it, and it made me feel like I lost some days. At least I feel like I partly caught my breath and can maintain the carpool/volunteer/taxi schedule once again. I was running on fumes there at the end of the year.
So good luck to all. Drink up me hearties, yo ho.